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June 10, 2009

Baltimore gas price levels off

After several werks of steady increases, gasoline prices in the Baltimore area have leveled off.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reported early Wednesday that the average price of a gallon of regular in Maryland stands at $2.506 -- exactly the same as Tuesday.

The statewide average continued to increase, but at a much slower pace than Maryland motorists have been seeing. It inched up three-tenths of a cent to $2.523, reflecting a continued climb in the Washington area and Western Maryland.

It's hard to say whether prices have just paused to catch their breath before resuming the ascent or whether they're ready to head downhill. The pattern ove the last two tears has been for prices to peak in May or June, to remain high in July and to ease in August.

 

Posted by Michael Dresser at 10:35 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: On the roads
        

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I don't know if you have any information on this but here goes....

I commute from Fed Hill to Fells every day...Some days (when the weather is crappy), I will take light, pratt, president, and fleet and drive instead. What is usually a 10 minute commute became almost 90 minutes yesterday when I returned home. It appears there is a new traffic pattern on Light street where only the two left lanes can turn into Light from Lombard. Also, further down Light street the two right lanes are now closed and marked for valet parking for Sullivans and the Hyatt hotel. This appeared to cause the bumper to bumper traffic. Do you know if the city will continue to allow Sullivans and Hyatt to get those two lanes for Valet? Driving from Fells to Fed Hill should not take 90 minutes, considering I left before 5pm.

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About Michael Dresser
Michael Dresser has been an editor, reporter and columnist with The Sun longer than Baltimore's had a subway. He's covered retailing, telecommunications, state politics and wine. Since 2004, he's been The Sun's transportation writer. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and travel companion, Cindy.

His Getting There column appears on Mondays. Mike's blog will be a forum for all who are interested in highways, transit and other transportation issues affecting Baltimore, Maryland and the region.
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